NIH’s continuous submission policy provides members of review and advisory groups and reviewers with recent substantial service the benefit of submitting R01, R21, and R34 applications at any time in response to active funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) that have standard due dates. You can check your eligibility to submit applications under NIH’s continuous submission policy by logging into eRA Commons, and following the instructions outlined here.
NIH recently published consolidated guidance on continuous submission. For more information, read NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-17-042. Additional resources (including answers to other frequently asked questions, and a list of reviewers eligible for continuous submission) can be found on the grants.nih.gov website on the continuous submission policy.